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Forum Name: Nephrology Symptoms
Question: Renal Length
|vze3qdxk - Tue Mar 02, 2004 5:37 pm|
What is considered to be "significant" when it comes to renal length? I understand that it's not unsual for the sizes of the kidneys to be different, however at what point does it become a point of concern? Also, what causes kidney lengths to change?
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:28 am|
On the contrary, they usually have a slightly different length.
RIGHT KIDNEY-adult length 9.4cm max: 12.1cm
LEFT KIDNEY – adult length 9.95cm max: 12.25cm
Increase in length can be caused by many things such as tumors or hydronephrosis.
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Sun Mar 14, 2004 5:29 pm|
Usually, a difference of 1 cm or more especially if one of the kidneys is getting smaller (atrophic) warrants a work up for the reason why this kidney is getting atrophic.
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Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
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